Everything you love.
Like never before.

Comprehensive app redesigns for more information at a glance. Advanced metrics, views and experiences for cyclists. And insights for mental and vision health. It’s the biggest update since the introduction of Apple Watch.

More useful, more powerful

Apps that leave no corner untouched.

The apps you love, with a whole new look

Virtually every app has been rethought. Now apps use the entire display to create new places for content, so you can see and do more, faster than ever.

Introducing Smart Stack

Get the information you need, when you need it, from any watch face. Simply turn the Digital Crown to reveal widgets in the Smart Stack.

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A faster way to access Control Centre

Activate Control Centre from any app, simply by pressing the side button.

Watch Faces

Happiness is Snoopy on your wrist

See Snoopy and Woodstock react to the weather and even get active with you.

Introducing Palette

See time as a range of beautiful colours that shift throughout the day, using three distinct overlapping layers.

Cycling

See new metrics with compatible Bluetooth accessories

Automatically connect to Bluetooth-enabled accessories to add cadence, speed and power to your Workout View.

A new Power Zones Workout View

When a power meter is detected, Apple Watch will automatically estimate your Functional Threshold Power — the highest level of intensity you can maintain for an hour. This information enables Power Zones, to show which zone you’re in and track how long you spend in each zone to improve your performance.

Apple watchface displaying a power meter, part of the new power zone workout view

Your cycling metrics, optimised for iPhone

Start a cycling workout from your watch and it will automatically show up as a Live Activity on your iPhone. Tap it, and it will take over the entire display, making it easier to see your metrics while on a ride.

An Apple Watch and an iPhone displaying live cycling metrics

Hiking

New views in the Compass app

See a three-dimensional view of where you’ve been using Elevation View. Get estimates of where you last had reception with Mobile Connectivity Waypoints. And stay connected with a new waypoint that lets you know where you can make an emergency call.

A picture of a compass with icons of a cellular connectivity and an SOS waypoint

Trail information

Search for and discover important details of nearby trails in the United States, including name, length, elevation information, photos and more.

A front view of a watch with the name of a trail and it’s distance

Topographic maps

Explore mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers in the United States, including trails, contour lines, elevation and points of interest.

A front picture of a watch showing trails, contour lines, elevation, and points of interest

Elevation alerts

Get notified when you’ve passed a particular elevation threshold.

Emotional awareness

Reflect on your state of mind to build resilience and improve your well-being.

Log your state of mind

Scroll through engaging visuals to help you select how you’re feeling to log your momentary emotion and daily mood. Stay consistent with notifications and complications on your watch face.

Insights into your mental health

In the Health app on iPhone or iPad, see how your state of mind may correlate with lifestyle factors like time spent in daylight, sleep, exercise and mindful minutes.

Graph displaying state of mind and exercise minutes data

Built for privacy

Your mental health data stays on your device and is encrypted when your Apple Watch is locked with a passcode. And it’s never shared without your permission.

Reducing the
risk of short-sightedness

A helpful tool to shed light on myopia.

See time spent in daylight

Myopia, or short-sightedness, typically starts in childhood. But one way you can help reduce the risk is by encouraging your child to spend more time outdoors. The ambient light sensor in Apple Watch can now measure time in daylight.1 With Family Setup, you can keep track of it even if your child doesn’t have an iPhone.

A front view of a watch and an iPhone. The iPhone demonstrates how much time has been spent in daylight

And so
much more.

Workout APIs.

More powerful motion sensors in Apple Watch Ultra models, Apple Watch SE 2 and Apple Watch Series 8 and later can detect rapid changes in direction and acceleration. These enable developers to create new experiences for sports like golf and tennis. And popular training platforms like TrainingPeaks can allow you to import your scheduled workouts directly into the Workout app.

Enterprise.

Apple Watch offers enterprise customers features to enhance productivity, including hands-free communication and the opportunity to respond to notifications on the go. watchOS 10 introduces the ability to implement mobile device management (MDM), configure VPNs and deploy internal-use apps, so Apple Watch can further help improve employee wellness, productivity and safety monitoring.

Offline maps.

In iOS 17, you can now download maps on your iPhone and use them while offline. You can use downloaded maps on your Apple Watch to navigate and view detailed place cards when your iPhone is turned on and in range of your Apple Watch.

NameDrop.

Easily share your contact information with a new friend. Just tap on the My Card complication and bring your Apple Watch face to face with their Apple Watch.2

Video message playback and audio calls.

If someone leaves you a recorded video message on FaceTime, you can view it directly on your Apple Watch. And Group FaceTime audio calls are now supported.

Follow-up medication reminders.

To help you stay on track, you can choose to receive a follow-up reminder if you haven’t logged a scheduled medication, vitamin or supplement. And you can set these reminders as critical alerts.3

watchOS 10
compatibility.

Find your Apple Watch model

watchOS 10 requires iPhone XS or later with iOS 17 and one of the following Apple Watch models:

  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Series 9
  • Apple Watch Ultra
  • Apple Watch Ultra 2

Not all features are available on all devices.

See more of yourself

in Health.

Learn more about the Health app

Developers will love watchOS too.

Learn more about developing for watchOS